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Methodist Debakey Cardiovascular Journal


Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) represent a unique pathology that is associated with considerable mortality if untreated. While the advent of endovascular technologies has introduced new modalities for consideration, the mainstay of TAAA treatment remains open surgical repair. However, the optimal conduct of open TAAA repair requires careful consideration of patient risk factors and a collaborative team effort to mitigate the risk of perioperative complications. In this chapter, we briefly outline the history of treating TAAA, preoperative preparation and postoperative care, and our operative techniques for treatment.


Humans, Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracoabdominal, Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation, Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Endovascular Procedures, Treatment Outcome, Postoperative Complications



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